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August 18, 1990
Why would the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith want to accept this as a stereotype of Jews? I didn't and I'm not Jewish! GAIL R. JEFFERSON Pasadena
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September 23, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Norman Simon, 89, who worked more than 50 years for B'nai B'rith, the Jewish fraternal organization, died Sept. 15 in Marin County, the organization announced. No cause of death was given. He retired in 1995 as longtime executive director of the L.A.-based western district, which included the West Coast and British Columbia. Born April 25, 1920, in San Francisco, Simon started with B'nai B'rith as a volunteer basketball coach. In 1945, he became regional director for B'nai B'rith's Northern California youth organization and in 1956 was appointed assistant director of the western district.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 1991
I may be only 15, but I know anti-Semitism when I see it. After working with the Anti Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, I learned how widespread racism really is. After hearing about these videos, I wonder what happened to the morals and decency that Christian family groups preach so much about. AARON TELL Los Angeles
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September 23, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dan Walker Veteran who buried burned flag Dan Walker, 81, an Army war veteran who was honored for retrieving and burying a U.S. flag that had been burned in protest during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, died Sept. 16 of prostate cancer at his Fort Worth home. Walker was captured by TV cameras carefully retrieving the flag remnants so they could be buried properly. "I didn't want someone sweeping it up with a broom and putting it in an ashcan," Walker, a West Point graduate and veteran of World War II and the Korean War, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram afterward.
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November 25, 1991
Regarding the article in the Nov. 12 Valley Metro section regarding the nation's veterans having no place to go: The Jewish War Veterans Friendship Post, together with several lodges of B'nai B'rith, sponsored our second annual Veterans Day luncheon Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Sportsman's Lodge for 75 disabled and hospitalized veterans. We plan to do this every year. ROBERT GREEN Sherman Oaks
NEWS
May 22, 1986
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith intensified its campaign against Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr.'s radical political movement by calling the group a devious cult. The league, long a foe of LaRouche, also said it would circulate a pamphlet on "the LaRouche cult's fantasy world." Included are quotes from LaRouche publications that tie Queen Elizabeth II to the drug trade and describe Soviet dissident Andrei D. Sakharov as a KGB agent.
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November 18, 1985
Some readers of The Times (Letters, Nov. 5) have asked why they did not hear about any response to Rabbi Meir Kahane by Los Angeles Jewish leaders. Obviously, they have not been paying close attention to the news. The facts are: The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith said that Kahane "shames his title 'rabbi' " and he is "a revealed, discredited and despised false prophet in Israel." All the major Jewish agencies issued a statement prior to Kahane's arrival here, declaring that "Kahane's words and actions are alien to the precepts of Judaism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1987
So David Lehrer of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith doesn't like Conrad "misusing the symbol of the Jewish religion." Last time I looked, the flag of the State of Israel bears a large Star of David. Thus, if cartoons ridiculing the State of Israel happen to misinterpreted as ridicule of the Jewish faith, then the Zionists have only themselves to blame for designing the flag that way in the first place. As a Zionist, and a friend of Israel, Lehrer should be spending his time trying to get their flag revamped.
BOOKS
April 30, 1989
Hermione Lee's review (Book Review, April 2) of Nadine Gordimer's writings on South Africa closely examines the encounter between literature and censorship. Gordimer's creed, says Lee, rests on two absolutes: "Racism is evil," and "Art is on the side of the oppressed." Incredibly, Lee draws a tortured connection between such evils as apartheid, Stalinism, anti-Semitism and something she calls "The militaristic variation of Zionism." Clearly, Lee knows nothing at all about Zionism or she would never have included it in her catalogue of 20th-Century horrors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1985
In light of Conrad's hostage cartoon do you still wonder why there is widespread hostility toward The Times among Jews in Southern California? Oh, how this cartoon brought comfort and joy to the anti-Semites on Sunday morning. What a libel to suggest that President Reagan is tied down by Israel, read Jews! Should we look for another Conrad cartoon blaming the Iraq-Iran war on Israel? Shame on Conrad. Shame on The Times. HARVEY B. SCHECHTER Los Angeles Schechter is regional director of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.
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August 7, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Jack J. Spitzer, a founder of several leading savings and loan firms in Southern California and the Seattle area and a leading figure in B'nai B'rith for several decades, has died. He was 86. A longtime resident of Seattle, Spitzer died July 31 at a hospital of complications from a heart attack. Before moving to Seattle in 1972, the New York-born Spitzer lived in the Los Angeles area for several decades.
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January 17, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
B'nai B'rith International President Joel S. Kaplan will speak at the Haverim Unit's installation of officers at 7 p.m. Jan. 20. The event will be at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, in Thousand Oaks.
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September 27, 2000
I'd like to thank Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) for voting to repeal the marriage tax and to override President Clinton's veto. My wife and I are tired of paying more than our fair share of taxes, and we're glad our congressman is on our side. It's too bad the liberals believe only they know how to help people and that the working families of our nation shouldn't be allowed to keep more of their hard-earned money. When so many religions and cultures venerate the institution of marriage, which is so important to the raising of solid adults and citizens for the future, the fact that our governmental institutions seem determined to punish rather than reward marriage in our tax code is disappointing.
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November 13, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE
B'nai B'rith will commemorate 100 years of Jewish communal service in Los Angeles on Sunday, celebrating the dynamic growth of charitable programs ranging from child care and senior housing to medical services and disaster relief. The commemoration will focus on the Los Angeles Lodge, the oldest of 43 Southern California B'nai B'rith chapters that collectively represent more than 10,000 members.
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August 17, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philip M. Klutznick, former U.S. commerce secretary, real estate developer who pioneered planned cities, and former president of B'nai B'rith International who raised millions of dollars for Israel, has died. He was 92. Klutznick, who also served as president of the World Jewish Congress, died Saturday in Chicago. He had Alzheimer's disease.
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September 30, 1998 | LINN GROVES and CHRIS CEBALLOS
Community activists Bea and Ray Gelgur recently received honors from the Anti-Defamation League of Orange County/Long Beach. The league, which held its 16th annual Appeals Brunch on Sunday, honored the Gelgurs for their work in building a stronger and more tolerant society. "It's a very special honor," said Ray Gelgur, who has served on the league's regional board for more than 30 years and was appointed associate national commissioner in 1997.
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November 28, 1986
Jewel Plummer Cobb, president of Cal State Fullerton, has been awarded the 1986 Torch of Liberty by the Orange County chapter of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. The award is given annually by the local ADL to a person who exemplifies the ideals and principles upon which the national league was founded 73 years ago, officials of the Santa Ana-based chapter said. "Dr.
NEWS
January 28, 1988
Several hundred friends and family members attended funeral services last week for Culver City businessman Abe Balinoff, 66, who died Jan. 19. With his brother, Saul, Balinoff was co-owner and operator of the B & B Hardware Store in Culver City for the last 36 years. He was a member of the Mar Vista Optimist Club, B'nai B'rith and the Jewish War Veterans, among others, and was a patron of the University of Judaism. Balinoff was a member of the Kehilat Ma'arav synagogue in Brentwood.
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September 12, 1998 | Religion News Service
A prominent Washington, D.C., lawyer has been elected international president of B'nai B'rith, a Jewish organization. Richard D. Heideman of Bethesda, Md., is the founder and senior counsel of the Heideman Law Group, a Washington trial law firm. Long involved in the organization, Heideman was president of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization when he was a teenager. At the organization's recent meeting in Jerusalem, Heideman pledged to continue the work of his predecessor, Tommy P.
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December 6, 1997
The Camarillo B'nai B'rith unit will hold a Hanukkah program at its regular meeting Monday at the JFC Temple Ner Ami in Camarillo. Festivities will feature entertainer Archie Barkan, a musician and humorist known in the Catskills and Miami Beach. The free program will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the temple, 2098 Calle Tesoro. For more information, call 484-5887.
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